Valentine’s day. The celebration of love – right? Valentine’s day is great, but unfortunately, it sometimes put pressure on you to find the perfect gift for your chosen one. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back.
Romantic & Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gifts in 2021
If you find yourself not being able to come up with an outstanding idea for a gift for Valentine’s day gift you are in the right place. We know how difficult it can be to find a romantic, thoughtful, and creative valentine’s day gift, so we did the job for you.
Down below we collected the best ideas for sustainable valentine’s day gifts for her. No need to thank us. Just dive in and get inspired.
1. Do something together
Take a dance class, a cooking class, a painting class, or a spa day together. This gift is all about doing something memorable together you can back on and remember. Of course, it should be something she thinks is fun, so don’t take her climbing if she is afraid of rights.
You can either surprise her with the gift on Valentine’s day or craft your own card in which you write a sweet and romantic message and what you are going to take her to.
2. A photo album of all your nice moments together
Isn’t love all about enjoying the small moments? Or maybe it is about reliving the best memories together. At least that is a great way to keep the love for each other alive. You probably have a camera roll filled with cute moments of the two of you but often that these cherishable moments stay in the camera roll.
A homemade photo album could therefore be a thoughtful idea for a gift if you are looking for a sustainable Valentine’s Day gift. If you want to make the gift extra personal you can write small notes in the album about the memory in the picture or decorate the front of the album.
3. A gift card to her favorite vintage store
If the woman in your life loves shopping but wants to become more sustainable a gift card to one of her favorite vintage or thrift stores is a creative and thoughtful Valentine’s day gift, and something she definitely wants has to exchange.
You might think that a gift card doesn’t sound like the most romantic gift idea for Valentine’s day. But it shows that you want to give her whatever she desires. If she doesn’t have a favorite local thrift store, you can give her a gift card to one of many amazing online vintage stores. You can find a guide to the best online vintage store here if you need a little help.
4. A Unique Houseplant
Who doesn’t love houseplants? It is great for the indoor climate, it great for the outdoor climate, it is decorative, and it is a gift that will stay alive long after Valentine’s Day (if you remember to water it).
You might think a plant sounds a little boring. After all, how much joy can a simple Monstera bring into a person’s life? You would be surprised. Choose a plant that is a bit out of the ordinary like a Ficus Lyrata or a big Monstera.
5. An Audio Book
A good book can create a bit of join in the everyday life. It adds adventure, excitement, or love to a grey day. It is a gift, which lets the receiver dive into a topic or genre they love and get some “me-time”. No need to say you should choose a book that matches the favorite genre of your valentine.
Instead of buying a new book, you should instead choose an audiobook or a second-hand book if you want to turn the book into a sustainable Valentine’s Day gift. If your valentine is a big fan of sustainability a great gift idea could be a book about sustainable fashion.
6. Organic Pajamas
Nothing beats the gift of comfort. Okay, chocolate or jewelry are pretty good gifts, but soft, organic pajamas are up there. Especially if the silky soft pajamas are sustainable. We spend one-third of our lives in need of sleeping, so why not look fashionable as well?
What you sleep in actually has an impact on the quality of the sleep you get, and what better gift to give than a night of good sleep? If you are looking for organic pajamas for your eco-conscious valentine this guide on the best sustainable pajamas will help you find the right one.
7. Organic Lingeri
Lingeri is probably one of the most classic Valentine’s Day gifts. But that doesn’t make it a less great gift. Lingeri can almost be seen as a love language, but if you want to turn that language into a sustainable love language you should go for organic and eco-friendly lingeri.
8. An Ethical Necklace
Jewelry is a girl’s best friend. It is seen as a true symbol of love. Because after all, nothing really says forever like a diamond – or a sustainable necklace. It is easy to customize a jewelry gift. You can either design your own pieces or choose one that reflects your loves one’s personality.
Jewelry is an everlasting gift. It can last for years, even generations. It can become a great symbol of your love. It just has a sentimental and romantic vibe to it. Luckily it is easy to find sustainable jewelry. There exist a lot of ethical and eco-friendly brands that make one-of-a-kind pieces.
9. Surprise your Loved one With a Day Dedicated to Her
If you want to do something really romantic then plan a day dedicated to all the things your valentine loves to do. This is both sustainable, can be customized, and can be as budget-friendly as you like.
To make it even more romantic you should keep it secret and say she will get it someday when she least expects it. Ideas could be to go to the oceanside with a nice picnic, go hiking, have a couples massage, or do a fancy brunch. The possibilities are endless. But remember to do something she would love.
10. Ethical Shoes
You can never get too many shoes. Or at least that is what I have heard. But if your loved one is trying to commit to slow fashion, and doesn’t want a pair of unsustainable shoes, it can quite a difficult task to find a nice pair of eco-friendly shoes, if you are new to the field of sustainable fashion.
However, there are actually a lot of amazing shoe brands making ethical and slow fashion shoes. If you need a little guidance to find the perfect sustainable Valentine’s day gift for the conscious shoe lover you should check out our guide to sustainable shoes right here. It will help you in your valentine search.
11. Create a Personal Gift
Is there anything better than a homemade gift? Maybe some will say “Yes, probably any other gift”, but for Valentine’s Day, I believe a homemade gift is one of the most romantic (and sustainable) gestures.
A homemade gift shows that you actually put the time and effort into creating a gift that reflects how much you love and appreciate the other person. If you aren’t the most creative person and think a homemade gift will end up in a combination with you covered in glue and a really ugly gift don’t worry.
You don’t have to knit your loved one a new sweater or be a ceramicist. The keyword here is simple. You can bake her a beautiful cake, make a lovely card, or paint her a nice painting. The possibilities are endless (and youtube or Pinterest might be your best friend here.
12. A Sustainable Bracelet
We have already established that jewelry always is a top shell sustainable valentine’s day gift. But there are, of course, lots of options when it comes to jewelry. IF you don’t think a diamond ring is suited for this Valentine, and you already gave her a necklace last year, an ethical bracelet is a great sustainable Valentine’s gift idea for her.
As always when buying jewelry for somebody else, you should check to see what type of jewelry she prefers. Is she a golden or silver girl? Does she like bling or she more minimalistic. Check her jewelry box before shopping for the ethical bracelet, so you are sure she will live it.
13. An Organic Dressing Gown
One of the best things about staying at a nice hotel (apart from the quality time) is the soft bathrobes. It just gives you a feeling of luxury and vacation. But how about bringing that feeling of luxury get-away right into your home?
It is just so much easier to get up in the morning if you have a soft and organic dressing gown you can wrap yourself in. Your girlfriend will definitely be pleased by the thoughtful gift and feel like she is on vacation when ding her morning rutine.
14. A Sustainable Dress
Maybe you have heart the words “I dont have anything to wear” before. Maybe you dont want to hear those words again? Well, I cant promise a beautiful, sustainable dress will solve that promise. But it will probably work for a while.
There are tons of incredible sustainable dresses out there, and there is definitely something for your valentine as well. Maybe you are going to a big happening or celebration together, and you wan to give her a dress for the occasion. Or maybe she has been talking a lot about a new summer dress? No matter what you can find inspiration to truly sustainable dresses for all occasions here.
15. A Ethical Bag
A woman’s bag is her superpower against the world. Every little remedy against the busy day’s unpredictable events is in that bag. A bag can be a very personal thing because it is something many women use every day.
But that also means an ethical bag is a great gift if you are looking for a more personal sustainable Valentine’s day gift. Before you go out an by an ethical bag for the woman in your life, you should probably get a bit of knowledge about her style. However, a classic and minimalistic design is always a great place to start.